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Cosmic Search: Issue 7
(Volume 2 Number 3; Summer (July, Aug., Sept.) 1980)
[Article in magazine found on page 40]

College Courses on "Life in the Universe"
By: Editors

College courses on "Life in the Universe" are becoming increasingly popular. Although dealing mainly with astronomy, many of the courses include much interdisiplinary material from such diverse areas as biology, medicine, psychology, physiology, semantics and communication.

In the last issue of COSMIC SEARCH (Spring 1980) we listed 24 colleges offering or planning to offer courses.

We would like to include additional institutions. Please send information to Prof. John Kraus, Ohio State University Radio Observatory, 2015 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210. Years given, attendance, a syllabus (if available) and other information will be appreciated.

Newest listings are:

Institution: Delta College, University Center, Michigan 48710.
Instructor: Dr. Paul A. Catacosinos, Dept. of Geology.
Title: Introduction to Planetology (3 credit hours).
Content: Some astronomy, geology of the solar system, galaxies and planetary origins, life and man's potential role in space (colonies, terraforming, etc.).
Reference: Exploration of the Solar System, W.J. Kaufmann.
Years Given: 1976 to present.
Enrollment: 10 to 25.

Institution: Delta College, University Center, Michigan 48710
Instructor: Dr. Paul A. Catacosinos, Dept. of Geology
Title: Life on Other Worlds??? (1 credit hour).
Content: Life; characteristics and chemistry, origin of life, possible life in the solar system, beyond the solar system, possibility of intelligent life.
References: COSMIC SEARCH, Astronomy, and others.
Years Given: 1978 to present.
Enrollment: 8 to 20.

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